Helen Morgan

NYIT Students Redesign a Failing Waste Management Unit for a Costa Rican Community

by , 12/22/11

NYIT, costa rica waste management, nosara development, team posoro, green design competition, architecture design, recycling center

A team of architecture students have put their creative skills to practice to design this waste management solution for a Costa Rican community. Winning the New York Institutute of Technology’s (NYIT) design competition for their elegant work, Team Poroso will soon be on their way to Nosara – the small Pacific community where the group’s idea will be realized – to further refine their design to meet the needs of the people.


NYIT, costa rica waste management, nosara development, team posoro, green design competition, architecture design, recycling center

Drawing inspiration from the local, tropical architecture of the region, the group’s design re-imagines traditional characteristics, such as natural lighting and high ceilings, and uses traditional local materials to create a modern space.

Selected by a jury of NYIT professors, the project is part of an ongoing student-led architecture build (sLAB) initiative at the institute’s School of Architecture and Design. The program also involves the community service organizations of ‘Freedom by Design’ and ‘Engineers Without Borders‘.

+ New York Institute of Technology

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